Brave New World

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Study Questions
Chapters 7-10
Chapter 7
 1. List three conditions Lenina dislikes at the
Reservation. How are these conditions contrary to
what she has been taught and conditioned?
Chapter 7
1.
List three conditions Lenina dislikes at the
Reservation. How are these conditions contrary
to what she has been taught and conditioned?
She dislikes dirtiness, no soma, and old, ugly
people. She has been conditioned to sanitary
conditions, a constant supply of soma, and
beautiful people who never age.
Chapter 7
 2. What is the purpose of the whipping ceremony
that Bernard and Lenina witness?
Chapter 7
 2. What is the purpose of the whipping ceremony
that Bernard and Lenina witness?
 It is a fertility rite…to make the corn grow.
Chapter 7
 3. John (‘The Savage’) reveals he was born on the
Reservation. Who is his father and where is he
now?
Chapter 7
 3. John (‘The Savage’) reveals he was born on the
Reservation. Who is his father and where is he
now?
 The reader can conclude that John’s father
(Tomakin) and the D.H.C. are the same person.
Chapter 7
 4. Linda describes ways in which she cannot
reconcile her way of life in the Other Place with
that of the Reservation. List ways that seem to
trouble her most.
Chapter 7
 4. Linda describes ways in which she cannot
reconcile her way of life in the Other Place with
that of the Reservation. List ways that seem to
trouble her most.
 She cannot accept the filth, the ragged clothing,
disease, gods, being a mother, and old age.
Chapter 8
 1. Why does Linda suffer dislike and rejection on
the Reservation? Why do the women especially
dislike her?
Chapter 8
 1. Why does Linda suffer dislike and rejection on
the Reservation? Why do the women especially
dislike her?
 Linda is disliked because she is different and hates
the Reservation. The women dislike her because
she does not understand monogamy.
Chapter 8
 2. What is mescal and how does it help Linda?
Chapter 8
 2. What is mescal and how does it help Linda?
 It is a hallucinogenic drug made from the spines of
certain cacti. She uses it to escape her unwanted
way of life.
Chapter 8
 3. From what sources has John obtained his
education?
Chapter 8
 3. From what sources has John obtained his
education?
 It is from a book of Shakespeare’s works and from
the old men of the pueblo.
Chapter 8
 4. When John was sixteen, he went with the Indian
boys to a puberty ceremony. Describe what
happened and how it affected John.
Chapter 8
 4. When John was sixteen, he went with the Indian
boys to a puberty ceremony. Describe what
happened and how it affected John.
 John was excluded from the ceremony because he
is the “son of the she-dog.” In his loneliness, he
contemplates suicide.
Chapter 9
1. Explain why Bernard wishes to take John and
Linda to London.
 Pick up here
Chapter 9
1. Explain why Bernard wishes to take John and
Linda to London.
It is to embarrass the D.H.C. and thus avoid his own
exile.
Chapter 10
 1. Name three faults that D.H.C. finds with
Bernard’s behavior. How does Bernard react to the
D.H.C.’s accusations?
Chapter 10
1. Name three faults that D.H.C. finds with Bernard’s
behavior. How does Bernard react to the D.H.C.’s
accusations?
They are unorthodox behavior, heretical views on
sport and soma, refusal to obey the teachings of
Ford and infant behavior after office hours.
Bernard tries to appear jaunty and self-confident
although nervous.
Chapter 10
 2. What “obscenity” does Linda fling at the D.H.C.
(Tomakin)?
Chapter 10
2. What “obscenity” does Linda fling at the D.H.C.
(Tomakin)?
“You made me have a baby.”
Chapter 10
 3. How do the workers react to John’s calling the
D.H.C. “My father?” Why?
Chapter 10
 3. How do the workers react to John’s calling the
D.H.C. “My father?” Why?
 The workers laugh hysterically and upset test
tubes. The word “father” is a smutty word.
Chapters 7-10
 1. How does Lenina react to the Savage
Reservation?
Chapters 7-10
 1. How does Lenina react to the Savage
Reservation?
 She is horrified by it.
Chapters 7-10
 2. What did Lenina like about the Reservation?
Chapters 7-10
 2. What did Lenina like about the Reservation?
 The drums
Chapters 7-10
 3. What did Bernard like about Reservation?
Chapters 7-10
 3. What did Bernard like about Reservation?
 Bernard found the parent-child intimacy very
lovely.
Chapters 7-10
 4. What do Bernard and John have in common?
Chapters 7-10
 4. What do Bernard and John have in common?
 Both are lonely, outcasts of their societies.
Chapters 7-10
 5. Does Lenina have any compassion for Linda?
Chapters 7-10
 5. Does Lenina have any compassion for Linda?
 NO
Chapters 7-10
 6. How does Bernard avoid being sent to Iceland?
Chapters 7-10
 6. How does Bernard avoid being sent to Iceland?
 When Bernard returns to London with John and
Linda, John reveals that the D.H.C. is his father.
The D.H.C. is completely humiliated and leaves
the Centre.

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